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Meeting Notice for Sunday, February 13, 2005

Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay
Seminar On Naturalization Research

What: Seminar: Naturalization Research using the Internet and JGSTB Library
Where: Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, 14041 Icot Blvd., Clearwater, Florida
When: Two parts:Part 1: Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 2:00 P.M.(1:30 Registration)
Part 2: Sunday, March 13, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. (1:30 Registration)
Cost: Members free; non-members $25. Membership dues waived if you become a
member when you register for the seminar. $10 charged per course booklet.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay (JGSTB) will sponsor a two-part
seminar on Naturalization Research. Emphasis will be given to research resources
on the Internet and in library materials available in the JGSTB library.
This seminar is aimed at an intermediate level, although beginners are welcome and
will benefit >from the information presented. An extensive Q & A is planned. The
presentation will be illustrated by approximately 200 slides (included in the
course booklet).

The naturalization records of your ancestors can help in establishing their roots
in the old country. Unfortunately the tangled web of naturalization laws, the
multitude of judicial jurisdictions, and the scattered location of germane
records make the search for these documents difficult and frustrating. This
two-part course is designed to reduce the mystery and confusion and to improve the
chances of a successful search. A brief history of the laws and of governmental
entities involved in naturalization processes will be presented, and a logical
progression for finding actual records of interest will be demonstrated; Special
emphasis will be given to the use of Internet resources.

We are pleased that Emil H Isaacson, a charter member of the JGSTB, and an
experienced genealogist is our annual seminar leader will once again conduct one
of his thoroughly researched and comprehensive educational courses for members and
for interested non-members. Dr. Isaacson has over 22 years of experience in
genealogy and has researched his ancestral roots back seven generations to the
late 1700's in Europe. He will share his successful and sometimes unsuccessful
techniques that allowed him to connect with his ancestors in the old country.

To register, or for more information, call Sally or Bill Israel at 727-343-1652 or
Mark Baron at 727-842-5789. Advance registration by telephone or by e-mail to
<> will ensure that sufficient books are printed and available
at the seminar. Paid members and those pre-registered will have first priority on

Members of other Florida Jewish Genealogical Societies are welcome and will be
charged a course fee of $10 (unless they decide to become a member of JGSTB), plus
an additional $10 if a course booklet is purchased.

If you have not already renewed your membership in the JGS of Tampa Bay for 2005,
you can pay the $25 annual dues at the meeting or by mail in advance.
The membership year begins on January 1st, so all 2004 memberships have expired.

Bill Israel
President, JGS of Tampa Bay
(727) 343-1652

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Tampa Bay is a proud member of the
International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

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